Driver Identified in Delaware 1 Crash
The victims killed in a vehicle accident on Delaware 1 have been identified as Audie Trinidad, aged 61, and his four daughters, ranging in age from 13 to 20.
The mother of the children, 53 year old Mary Rose Ballocanag, is still listed in stable condition and is in the hospital.
The driver of the Ford F-350 that caused the crash was 44 year old Alvin Hubbard Jr. of East New Market, Maryland. There have been no charges filed yet in the fatal crash. Hubbard was behind the wheel when his pickup truck crossed the median and caused a multi-vehicle wreck.
In addition to Trinidad’s vehicle, Hubbard also hit a Mercury Sable. Brian Kern, 24, from Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, was the driver of that vehicle and treated and released at the nearby hospital.
According to state police, the investigation is ongoing and there is no definite timeline. An attempt is expected to be made to reconstruct the collision but the unit responsible for that has not stated when this will occur.
Vehicle Crosses Median, Careens Into Oncoming Traffic
Police reports state the accident occurred at 3:45 pm. Hubbard was traveling southbound on Delaware 1 near Noxontown Road. Kern was simultaneously traveling northbound in front of Trinidad’s vehicle. Hubbard crossed the grassy median from the southbound lane and entered northbound traffic, hitting Kern’s Sable and causing it to spin. Hubbard’s vehicle continued to spin out of control and was hit by Trinidad’s vehicle. Both vehicles were forced off the road and into a ditch.
Trinidad and Ballocanag both had on their seatbelts, but their daughters did not. All of the deceased were pronounced dead at the scene.
According to family members, the family was returning from their summer vacation in Ocean City, Maryland.
An off-duty firefighter witnessed the accident.
A vigil was held for the family in their hometown of Teaneck, New Jersey. Friends and loved ones described the family as “close-knit, wholesome, determined, and touched by a caring spirit.” The Trinidad’s were a devout family and the community continues to pray for Ballocanag.
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